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Join the Mercedes-Benz emissions claim today

Leigh Day are bringing a group claim against Mercedes-Benz over an alleged ‘cheat device’ fitted on some of their cars in order to artificially reduce emissions to pass EU emissions tests.

The claims are on behalf of people who leased or owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The claims could be worth up to 75% of the purchase price of the vehicle for each driver.

Mercedes drivers who have bought or leased a Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicle in England and Wales could be eligible to join the claim. 

Check if your vehicle has been affected

Fleet claims

Leigh Day provides a specific service to fleet managers and those responsible for fleets of vehicles within businesses. We can provide a quick and easy way of checking many vehicles to see if they are affected by the diesel emissions claims. To find out more, click the link below.

Claim for a fleet of vehicles

To find out quickly and easily whether vehicles within your fleet are eligible for these claims, please contact our team who will be happy to help. 

What is the Mercedes-Benz emissions claim?

In June 2018 the KBA, the German road vehicle authority found that Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes, had used illegal software to alter diesel emission in its diesel vehicles. It ordered the German motor giant to recall affected vehicles.

The German Courts also concluded that Daimler had also been using a prohibited defeat device.

This legal challenge follows the German automotive regulator’s ruling that Mercedes Daimler cheated EU emissions tests. We believe that owners of the affected vehicles should be compensated because they were mis-sold these vehicles, which were advertised as being more environmentally friendly with lower NOx emissions. Increased levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions are harmful to the environment and to the health of children and adults.

We are fighting for compensation on behalf of owners of Mercedes vehicles who we believe were deliberately misled over the environmental performance of their vehicles.

Which vehicles are affected?

If you bought or leased a diesel Mercedes-Benz vehicle between 2009 and 2018, you can apply to join the claim. Please complete our online vehicle registration checker below, to confirm if your vehicle has been affected.

More information about the claim.

Why choose Leigh Day?

We are specialists in group actions cases and have already successfully won the first round of emissions claims on behalf of Volkswagen owners. 

Leigh Day are joint-lead lawyers in the emissions litigation on behalf of UK Volkswagen owners, who recently won the first round of their emissions case against Volkswagen in the UK High Court.

In April 2020 the High Court in London found that the decision by the KBA, the German road vehicle authority, that the software was a ‘defeat device’ was binding in the English High Court.

More information about the claim.

Fast eligibility checker

Thanks to our fast eligibility form, you can instantly check if your vehicle is affected by the Mercedes emissions issue.

You may have already received a recall letter informing you that your vehicle is affected. You can complete our online vehicle registration checker below, to confirm if your vehicle is affected. If your vehicle has been affected, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

No Win No Fee

We will be bringing these claims on a 'No Win-No Fee' basis. This means that we will only deduct up to 31% (inclusive of VAT) of your damages if the claim is successful, but if the claim is lost you will not have to pay anything.

Our success fee, the insurance premium and the funders’ fees will never be more than 31% of your damages, irrespective of the number of claimants within the group.

How can I check if my vehicle is affected?

You may have already received a recall letter confirming that your vehicle is affected. You can also complete our online vehicle registration checker, to confirm if your vehicle has been affected.

Check your vehicle registration number

Claim FAQs

If you have any further questions, feel free to take a look at our Mercedes-Benz emissions claim FAQs or watch our FAQ film below:

Contact the team

To make a claim, get in touch with our expert consumer lawyers today.

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Leigh Day is pursuing a claim on behalf of individuals who invested in the Woodford Equity Income Fund, which was suspended in June 2019, and its winding-up was announced in October 2019.

To find out more about this claim, please click the link, and if you have been affected, you could join thousands of other investors in this group claim to recover lost investments